The Legend of Tarzan

The Legend of Tarzan

Blu-ray Disc - 2016
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It has been years since the man once known as Tarzan left the jungles of Africa behind for a gentrified life as John Clayton III, Lord Greystoke, with his beloved wife, Jane at his side. Now, he has been invited back to the Congo to serve as a trade emissary of Parliament, unaware that he is a pawn in a deadly convergence of greed and revenge, masterminded by the Belgian, Captain Leon Rom. But those behind the murderous plot have no idea what they are about to unleash.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [2016]
Edition: Rental
Branch Call Number: BLU-RAY LEGEND
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (110 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
digital,optical,surround,Dolby Atmos,5.1 Dolby digital
video file,Blu-ray,1080p high definition,region A


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Very mixed reviews didn't stop this film from making it into the top ten highest-grossing summer films.

ArapahoeKati Feb 07, 2017

I don't know that I was expecting much from this film. It had the making of a great movie--killer cast, a new Tarzan that was exciting--but it all fell flat for me.

ArapahoeTiegan Dec 15, 2016

This is such a fantastic movie! I love the story - it's not the same Tarzan story everyone has heard a million times. I thought it was very beautifully done and I just love Alexander Skarsgaard.

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Aug 27, 2018

I liked this movie. Good story, well acted. Entertaining.

May 13, 2018

Not bad.

Mar 16, 2018

This is maybe not the most awesome movie ever, but watching a handsome, amazingly buff Tarzan doing his thing in the jungle never gets old. And for those who prefer seeing a gorgeous woman there's Tarzan's equally jungle compatible wife, Jane.

Sep 27, 2017

It was a good movie but a little bit different than what I expected. I thought there would have been more family history.

Library_Jill Jul 28, 2017

An interesting adaptation of the Tarzan stories with beautiful scenery. Fans of "10,000 BC" will find many similarities here, with some added humorous elements.

Jul 22, 2017

Thought the movie was good except Samuel l Jackson's character. I couldn't figure out why he was in it. Seemed like they stuck him in the movie last minute without a script part and then they turned the movie into a social justice theme.
Would have been much better without him and the liberal Hollywood views. Special effects were great.

A 21st century reboot of the pulp/Hollywood/comicbook standard using Adam Hochschild's LEOPOLD'S GHOST for source material. The idea is to tone down some of the most offensively racist and jingoistic aspects of Edgar Rice Burroughs' tale of white supremacy, and make Jane, played ably by Margot Robbie, less of a sex object and more of a feminist. Alexander Skarsgård is decent as Tarzan. But Samuel L. Jackson is atrocious as the historical figure George Washington Williams, and Christopher Waltz I think is miscast as Leon Rom, the real-life basis for Joseph Conrad's Mr. Kurtz in HEART OF DARKNESS (and therefore Marlon Brando's Colonel Kurtz in APOCALYPSE NOW). But the film's weaknesses aren't limited to the acting. The indigenous people of the Congo all look like Westerners who eat a Western diet; the men in particular all looked like they could play linebacker for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Why doesn't Tarzan have any facial hair? Does he shave off camera with a Bic disposable? The Shagri-La ending is anachronistic. Leopold's atrocities would grow much worse when he focused on the industrial production of rubber; that hasn't even started by the end of the movie.

Jul 08, 2017

Horrendous !!!!

JCLSheidaB Jun 30, 2017

Tarzan was good looking, two dimensional and taciturn, but the Apes were interesting. Margo Robbie's Jane was sufficiently strong, if too modern. Always a pleasure to see Christoph Waltz play a villain.

Jun 14, 2017

I like live action animated animals. The special effects crew made it more fascinating and fun to watch. I like the exotic animals in the jungle. Very realistic.

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